A Modern Twist
On A Retro Classic

Cherries are the quintessential summer fruit. Don't let their short season pass you by. This cherry-infused bourbon takes five minutes to whip up and after a week it will be ready to enjoy year-round. It's delicious on its own or in a classic old-fashioned cocktail.

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Cherry infused bourbon old fashioned cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktail

Serves 1


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 slices orange, including the peel
  • 2 ounces cherry-infused bourbon
  • Soda water (optional)
  • Ice cubes



Step 1

Place one teaspoon of sugar in a glass and add three dashes of bitters.

Old Fashion

old fashioned cocktail step 1


Step 2

Drizzle one teaspoon of water over the sugar. Place one pitted cherry in the glass.

old fashioned cocktail step 2

old fashioned cocktail step 2


Step 3

Add one slice of orange to the glass and muddle the fruit into the sugar.

old fashioned cocktail step 3

old fashioned cocktail step 3


Step 4

Pour two ounces of cherry-infused bourbon into the glass and stir to combine. Add ice cubes to the glass and garnish with remaining cherry and orange slice. Serve as is or add soda water.

old fashioned cocktail step 4

old fashioned cocktail step 4

old fashioned cocktail step 4

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Comments on "Cherry-infused bourbon old-fashioned cocktail"

Vickie Eckstrom April 10, 2013 | 2:47 PM

These sound wonderful. DO remove the stems & pits as the only part of a cherry tree edible is the fruit. All other parts naturally have cyanide in them! You don't want that leaching into the bourbon!

Katie February 16, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Cherries are the best!! I can't wait for them to come back in season. Thanks for the recipe!

Eliza August 09, 2012 | 12:39 PM

I love cherries in the summer! This is definitely a must try summer drink I can already tell.

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